29 10, 2013

Reel-Time Zone Difference – Roddy the Piper and Visit Scotland at IMEX

By |2017-03-01T11:08:29+00:00October 29th, 2013|conferences|0 Comments

Roddy left the sunny shores of Scotland for the bright lights of Las Vegas last week. Travelling with Visit Scotland to the IMEX American Convention Roddy helped share Scotland’s culture and tradition with the USA. IMEX is the largest conference for the MICE industry (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) representing 148 countries and 2,400 hosted buyers. Visit Scotland travelled to Las Vegas to showcase Scotland’s tourism industry; it was a great opportunity to display Scotland’s potential to representatives from around the world. Demonstrating Scotland’s cultural heritage Roddy led a Whisky Tasting session [...]

29 05, 2013

Reel Time Whisky tasting

By |2017-03-01T11:09:13+00:00May 29th, 2013|bars, conferences, events|0 Comments

Reel Time Events were asked to put on a Whisky tasting for a health and safety conference dinner. We arrived at the Hilton in Glasgow while the guests were enjoying their dinner. Setting up the Whisky stations in a room adjacent to the dining guests. The guests enjoyed a short presentation by Whisky writer and poet, Robin Laing, who explained the nosing technique and why Whisky was good for their health and safety! We had 3 different tasting stations set up, with the three experts talking to the guests about the different drams [...]

13 07, 2012

Moet Highland games

By |2017-03-01T11:11:05+00:00July 13th, 2012|conferences|0 Comments

It was a pleasure to work this week with the board of directors from Moet Hennessey, who were up in Edinburgh for a conference.  They were looking for some teambuilding challenges to take place the day before the conference started. We were asked to source them a fantastic venue for the highland games event to take place.  VIP coach transfers from the Balmoral Hotel to Marriott Dalmahoy, as well as a fun filled afternoon of activities to compete in to win prizes. They were interested in the Scottish theme, and so highland [...]

16 11, 2011

Scotland Means Business

By |2017-03-01T11:20:28+00:00November 16th, 2011|conferences, events, incentives|0 Comments

Reel Time had a wonderful night at Kelvingrove on Tuesday, entertaining the VIP guests of Visit Scotland. We had a bagpiper welcoming the guests to the fantastic Glasgow venue.  Roddy Deans was compering the event and addressed the haggis, while the Reel Time Ceilidh Band was on hand to give its funky brand of ceilidh music for guests to let their hair down.  Later in the evening, the great Rodolpho performed some Aerial hoop, and silk performances. Was great to meet all the MICE buyers and Scottish suppliers, who came together to [...]

15 10, 2011

Piper in Las Vegas

By |2017-03-01T11:21:28+00:00October 15th, 2011|conferences, events|0 Comments

In October, Reel Times Roddy Deans went out to help Visit Scotland at IMEX America. The first time this huge trade show has been held in America, to give the American market access on their doorstep to the destinations and companies to make their stay a success. Roddy was working on the Visit Scotland stall, promoting the culture and heritage of Scotland.  With hourly haggis address, whisky tasting sessions and musical interludes.  ‘It is great to help out our national marketing board promote our country and traditions.  I look forward to working [...]

4 08, 2011

Reel Time Ceilidh Band: Summer Bonanza

By |2017-03-01T11:25:14+00:00August 4th, 2011|conferences, events, weddings|0 Comments

Has been a couple of busy months for Edinburgh's most Funky ceilidh band.  Performing gigs from Dundas and Edinburgh castle, George hotel to Borthwick Castle… the list goes on! For more information about the bands recent gigs, travels and gossip, check our ceilidh band facebook page The Reel Time Ceilidh Band play from a 3 piece (for small venues), 4 piece for a rocking ceilidh or 5/6 piece with ceilidh and Popular song covers. The band has an excellent ceilidh dance caller, who will talk the guests through all the steps before [...]

20 05, 2011

Reel Time and Visit Scotland showcase Scotland to MIT Magazine

By |2017-03-01T11:26:34+00:00May 20th, 2011|conferences, events, incentives|0 Comments

Reel Time was helping Visit Scotland entertain a delegation of journalists, event bookers and other MICE professionals at Stirling castle.  16th May 2011. Reel Time provided a lively entrée to the guests Scottish dinner with a performance from Scotlands fight display experts:  the clann. The clann create battle sequences during events to show guests, at fairly close quarters, the art of Scottish fighting. To see one of the clans performances from the safety of your armchair, then click the Scottish clan battle link. Roddythepiper was also on hand to pipe the Clann [...]

16 04, 2011

Visit Scotland: Scotland Means Business 2011

By |2017-03-01T11:29:45+00:00April 16th, 2011|conferences, events, incentives|0 Comments

We were up at the Old Course Hotel on Tuesday for a fantastic event run by Visit Scotland  for their Scotland Means Business workshop. 150 companies from all over the world converged on Fairmont Hotel for face to face meetings, networking and of course a VIP Scottish themed gala dinner (held down the road at the Old Course) Roddy Deans was comparing the event, introducing Bagpipers, celtic dancers and of course the energetic Reel Time Ceilidh Band. Guests commented afterwards over a nightcap what a fantastic Scottish event it had been, letting them experience first hand the diverse range of Scottish hospitality, entertainment and [...]

25 10, 2010

85 Ladies arrive for a highland fling

By |2017-03-01T11:32:36+00:00October 25th, 2010|conferences, events, incentives|0 Comments

Reel Time Events got asked for an X factor style kilt dressing session to form a part of a mini indoor highland games.  The clients wanted some fun and interactive challenges that teams could compete in to collect the prizes. With their conference being in Scotland this year, they thought that the highland games was a great theme.  The venue was the Barcelo Carlton, which does not have any adjoining fields, so indoor highland games it was! As the group was predominantly ladies, we geared the activities for them. In their 2.5 [...]

1 08, 2010

3 Whisky tastings over the last couple of weeks

By |2017-03-01T11:34:04+00:00August 1st, 2010|bars, conferences, events|0 Comments

McEwan hall, 230 guests enjoyed a Whisky tasting experience in one of Edinburgh University’s most stunning buildings as part of their social program for their conference. We brought in a couple of our friends from Mellis cheesemonger, who served up a great selection of Scottish cheeses.  Helping us to promote responsible drinking. We returned To Edinburgh University’s Play fair library for a whisky tasting experience for the Conference of Bibliographers. A smaller group of 100 guests had great interaction with our Whisky experts, and we laid on some great Scottish cheese for [...]